- No bar-end plugs needed
- Easy fitting and removal
- Ribbed pattern may not be to everyone’s taste
The Supercaz Grizips are a good length and I loved the fact that they fitted with only one Allen key plus there are no bar-end plugs to lose out on the trail, but the ribbed pattern was not to my taste.
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While the Nineties mountain biker within me was quite taken with the neon yellow and green colourway, my hands were not too keen after a few hours. The compound was a reasonable cushion, but the ribbed pattern stuck out far enough to cause my gloves to move around between my hands and the grips. This became quite tiring on the hands after a while, especially as my hand had worked its way forward into an unnatural position.
The construction is of a good standard, and I like how the soft compound reaches all the way around the end of the handlebars. I felt confident enough to lean these up against my car without scratching it, but I have no doubt that the ends of these grips would bear a few scares by the end of a season.
All-in-all, they’re great for a quick pimping-out of the bike, and they’re decent enough for most trail riders wanting a fit-and-forget system. However; if you ride a lot, particularly in gloves, then you may want something with a bit more control.